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Me too, but it's hard man, it's hard. Peter, you shouldn't have done that to us. It's like the apple in the Garden of Eden, sitting up there in its white box...

Sorry about that. It is intended for the curious who want to know about the "old" Baltar...without having to actually endure the movie or the series.

Of course, if we were doing true confessions, I would have to admit as others have that the original Battlestar Galactica was THE show for me to watch back in the day. For the time, great special effects (ok, they did use the SAME ones over and over again---you got to memorize the "bank right and the Cylon ship blows up" or the "they got my high engine".

Dirk Benedict was my favorite character as Starbuck. Would I want him instead of the current Starbuck, ummmmmm, NO!!

I tend to view the two series as separate franchises entirely. I will always have the memory of guys in badly fitting tin suits and roving red eye spots saying "By your command"....but to deny watching the new BSG for sentimental reasons?? Yikes, what a shame.
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I use to watch the old Galactica and never missed an episode. It was great entertainment for it's time. And I still wouldn't mind having Lloyd Bridges at the helm of the Pegasus. And I wish they would show an old style Cylon one time saying "By your command". But as far as a comparison of shows. This is like comparing Laurence Olivier doing Hamlet to Pauley Shore doing ... anything.

I knew I could find this. This was my favorite line from the old show. It is not a spoiler.


Cylon Centurion: Our Raiders are all destroyed.
Imperious Leader: All destroyed? How? We took them by surprise.
Cylon Centurion: Apparently it was not as big a surprise as we had hoped for.
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Cylon Centurion: Our Raiders are all destroyed.
Imperious Leader: All destroyed? How? We took them by surprise.
Cylon Centurion: Apparently it was not as big a surprise as we had hoped for.

This really cracks me up - not only is it funny, but I watched about 10 mins of the original show about a year ago, and I saw this exact exchange. Lucky me

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Sorry about that. It is intended for the curious who want to know about the "old" Baltar...without having to actually endure the movie or the series.

Oh, it's about the old Baltar! That would fall firmly in my "who cares?" category. I was afraid it was a spoiler about the fate of the new Baltar.
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Any concern that the cutbacks that NBC/Universal announced this week will bring about the cancellation of this show? It's got to be pretty expensive to produce.

Yes, that concerns me as well. I hope that the budget for BSG is fairly well insulated as both the suits at the Sci-Fi channel and NBCU all know how important this show is to the junior network. It is the flagship show for Sci-Fi.
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They better not cut it with ratings like this:

http://www.metacritic.com/tv/shows/b...lacticaseason3

http://www.tv.com/battlestar-galacti...y_list;title;0

Most watched (cable) show on Fri night? There's no way they'll touch it. (Now, if it was fox.... )

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I doubt the show is that expensive. They have already cut animation budget by bringing it in-house. The actors really aren't that great. I know people will get pissed for me saying that, but what would all of these people be doing if they didn't have the show? My best friend met a bunch of the actors and I remember him saying Lee was disenchanted with his character and the show. He obviously came to realize that quitting the show would result in a long period of unemployment. In Hollywood there is a class of great actors and then there is everyone else. You can get everyone else for very cheap.

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My best friend met a bunch of the actors and I remember him saying Lee was disenchanted with his character and the show. He obviously came to realize that quitting the show would result in a long period of unemployment.

Well, that's the first I've ever heard of anyone involved with this show being unhappy about any aspect of it. They seem to be a pretty content bunch from all the media accounts you read, what with all the praise the show is getting. Could you get your friend (the Cylon animator, right?) to elaborate on just what Jamie's "beef" is? Or maybe it's just the slovenly direction they've taken him in... he seems like a guy that was pretty proud of being so buff and likes to stay in shape.

And I think I've asked you this question before, but does "bringing the animation in-house" mean that Zoic Studios (who has done such an amazing job with this show and 'Firefly') is completely out of the show now?
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Well, that's the first I've ever heard of anyone involved with this show being unhappy about any aspect of it. They seem to be a pretty content bunch from all the media accounts you read, what with all the praise the show is getting. Could you get your friend (the Cylon animator, right?) to elaborate on just what Jamie's "beef" is? Or maybe it's just the slovenly direction they've taken him in... he seems like a guy that was pretty proud of being so buff and likes to stay in shape.

This was his impression and the feeling he got from meeting him. It was about a year ago, so I doubt he remembers the finer points. I think he was unhappy with being typecast. I don't know it might be he was just pissed that he had to do this event. It is funny that Tricia was extremely nice and friendly at this same event.

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And I think I've asked you this question before, but does "bringing the animation in-house" mean that Zoic Studios (who has done such an amazing job with this show and 'Firefly') is completely out of the show now?

He is not sure, but believes that to be the case. They recruited some of the guys from Zoic and elsewhere, so it is not a total loss. I haven't asked him about the overall effects this year. As you can expect, he has focused on what he considers the amateurish pogo stick Cylon animation.

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Ummm - can anyone tell me why my local guide is showing the Exodus episode being re-run tonight instead of something new. Hell, we're only 3 hours into Season 3 and we're getting re-runs? And there's no Threshold listed either. What's up?

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Ummm - can anyone tell me why my local guide is showing the Exodus episode being re-run tonight instead of something new. Hell, we're only 3 hours into Season 3 and we're getting re-runs? And there's no Threshold listed either. What's up?

It's Exodus Part 2, last week was Exodus Part 1. We've gotten used to creative names for two-parters so there might be some confusion with this one.

The SciFi Schedule shows back to back showings of this episode for some reason, along with the usual later showing.

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It's Exodus Part 2, last week was Exodus Part 1. We've gotten used to creative names for two-parters so there might be some confusion with this one.

The SciFi Schedule shows back to back showings of this episode for some reason, along with the usual later showing.

Thanks. I Blame the frakking guide that lists it as Exodus (no Part II) 3x for the same evening. Feel; like I'm playing russian roulette with the DVR.

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The space effects tonight are incredible. Gorgeous stuff with the Vipers and Raptors moving through the dust clouds.

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That in-atmosphere jump was cool as hell!

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OMG.....

Thats about all I can say for now.

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Oh wow.... frakin bad ass eps. Love the Space fights.
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Best frakin episode yet!!
I wish it was on DVD or HD right now... excellent SFX too!!!

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Ahhhh ****, imagine HD-DVD version of this eps......
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That in-atmosphere jump was cool as hell!

Along with the whole sequence of the Battlestar entering the atmosphere - very cool.
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It even looked good with a zoomed in D* signal. I can only imagine how this is going to look with UHD gets around to showing it. I agree that those space battle shots were amazing.

Tigh did the necessary thing and the writers did a great job in creating that scene.

I think I felt more sorry for Pegasus, though.
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I was floored tonight. This show if available on either HD-DVD or Blu-Ray would probably convince me to upgrade. Wow. This episode in HD will could be reference pq material. I bet the sound will be amazing as well....

Wow.

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I don't know if I've ever seen an episode of BSG that absolutely BEGGED for HD like this one. Sci-Fi has got to get an HD channel pronto!
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Some of the best on TV.

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Goodbye Ellen Tigh. You won't be missed, you fraking Cylon whore. Saul did you too easy.
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I wish they could push up the UHD schedule - re-air it like a week later? That would make my month.

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Wife calls it Babylon Galactica. I ask, when's the pilot?

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What episode is it up to on UHD?
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No idea - I'd have to look it up. I just know they air the previous season(s).

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I think Sunday's ep on UHD is Flight of the Phoenix from first half of Season Two.

Tonight's episode was terrific. I just sat there and watched it again at 10:00! LOL The effects on this television show are amazing. Heck, after this episode, we may not see another CGI effect for the next month!

But the characters and writing is what makes it so special anyway. I felt horrible for Tigh and for Starbuck, even though I think she was an idiot for believing that was her kid. I suppose if you're locked up for four months without any human interaction, you latch on to whatever keeps you sane.

Amazing show. I truly feel sorry for people who aren't watching it.
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gotta agree with everyone said here....it was one fantastic episode....

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